Pickup-Truck Driver Killed in Big-Rig Collision near Monroe Street

INDIO, CA (March 15, 2022) – Late Tuesday night, one man was fatally struck in a semi-truck crash on Interstate 10.

The incident occurred around 11:42 p.m., on the eastbound lanes of the highway just west of the Monroe Street.

Per reports, the driver of a black pickup-truck was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed, and rear-ended a parked big-rig along the side of the road.

The driver of the big-rig said the impact hurled him into the steering wheel while his passenger sustained a fractured arm. Officers located the pickup-truck trapped underneath the semi-truck’s refrigerated trailer.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced the male pickup-truck driver dead at the scene. Investigators say he was driving recklessly prior to the collision for reasons unknown.

The incident closed down two lanes while traffic was backed up for several hours, limiting drivers to one eastbound lane. After clearing up the area, traffic cleared up around 6:30 a.m., the next morning.

As of this time, the investigation into the deadly incident is ongoing.


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